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101 SharePoint Usability Tips: #29

Limit Navigation Links

Written By: Virgil Carroll
Posted: 8/31/2012

I’m sure most of you have visited a website that is filled with too many navigation links. Regardless of how well the navigation components are named, finding the correct information becomes a timely, trial & error process. When a site offers too many navigation options it can be difficult for users to not only determine the correct path, but to use a process of elimination. An abundance of options tends to reduce the memorability and learnability of a site, some of the defining components of usability.


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More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

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